•  The LUCC offers a wide range of mental health services, including:

     Individual therapy

     Crisis Services

     Group therapy

     Couples therapy

     Referral to contract psychiatrist and/or psychiatric nurse practitioner (reserved exclusively for those involved in on-going counseling at the LUCC)

     Outreach, awareness, and prevention services

     Referral to other specialists

     Faculty/staff consultation

     Psycho-educational workshops

    The LUCC is committed to offering confidential services addressing issues such as: 

     Anxiety

     Stress

     Depression

     Identity-related issues

     Traumatic Experiences

     Substance Concerns

     Sexual Issues

     Homesickness

     Grief and Loss

     Academic Challenges

     Eating and Body Image Concerns

     Self-Esteem

     Relationship Difficulties

     and many other mental health issues


    Crisis Services

    Crisis Services are available to all enrolled Lee University students regardless of their status at the Counseling Center. Please review the following information  

    • Available to all enrolled Lee University students regardless of their status at the Counseling Center.
    • We define crisis as: Experiencing thoughts of harming self or others with immediate concern of acting on these thoughts.
    • If you feel you are in crisis based upon the above definition at any point in time, please consider coming to LUCC to meet with one of our staff members.
    •  If you believe you are experiencing a crisis, please contact LUCC by phone for further direction.
    • Please note that a crisis appointment will focus on immediate stabilization and will not serve as an intake appointment for ongoing services. 
    • If you are experiencing a crisis outside of LUCC open hours, contact your nearest emergency room, 911, or Crisis Response Team at (423) 634-8995.
     

    Confidentiality

    The ethics codes of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and federal and state law serve as the guidelines for the Counseling Center as we consider issues of confidentiality. All client appointments, personal information, and files are strictly confidential. Counseling records are NOT part of your student health or academic records and are restricted. 

    Information cannot be shared with others without prior written consent, except: 

    •  to protect you or others from imminent harm 
    •  to protect children, disabled or the elderly from abuse, 
    •  to the parents of minors under 18, and 
    •  by court order. 

    Additional details regarding confidentiality are provided in the “Informed Consent for Treatment” form available at LUCC or on Portico webpage in LUCC’s intake paperwork. 

    Also, please note that staff members of the Counseling Center do not use e-mail to communicate confidential information. Further, we cannot guarantee that e-mail messages will be read regularly or within a given period of time. It is especially important to note this in case of an emergency situation. If you have a need to communicate about matters other than scheduling, please contact us either in-person (Counseling Center) or by phone (423-614-8415). 

    Parent Information

    The Counseling Center welcomes information from parents on how we might be of service to your son or daughter. We will gladly discuss our services with you and provide information on how your son or daughter may utilize our services.

    However, according to federal and state law and the codes of ethics mentioned above, we can neither confirm nor deny that an individual has been seen here. Further we cannot discuss any information related to an individual without their prior written release to do so.